Syria is facing an armed terror operation of Western powers and their instruments inside the country, an American author tells Press TV.
“It is not to say that the soldiers of the regime do not respond or carry out armed attacks, but this is a government under siege,” said Ralph Schoenman, political analyst and author of the Hidden History of Zionism
“This is an armed terror operation of Western powers and their instruments,” Schoenman made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.
The American political commentator also referred to the “fact that they (armed groups in Syria) not only target government forces and government soldiers, but populations that are either supportive of the government or not supportive of these outside interventions.”
“What we are witnessing here is an imperial undertaking to dismantle a government, a sovereign government; to destroy the state not just the government, but the state, the country itself.”
Schoenman also referred to the six-point peace plan presented by the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, in March, and said, “These so-called multi-national efforts and the UN peace plan are nothing but a fig leaf and a pretext to [raise] the prospect of direct intervention [in Syria].”
The remarks come at a time when some Western governments, including the US government, have called for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Who are they to remove a government in another country? That is imperialism and that is what we are witnessing here,” Schoenman said.